They have varying levels of effectiveness, but here are some ways to hedge inflation risk.
These are the funds that passed our rigorous screens.
Flows data reveal these funds are among the favorites so far this year.
We've upgraded two funds and downgraded one.
Here's what to make of a series of fund closures in 2021.
We lowered our ratings on some funds from the biggest shops, including Vanguard, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, and American Funds.
We still have faith in these Gold-rated funds, despite some of their recent struggles.
T. Rowe Price funds lead the way on upgrades.
Morningstar FundInvestor editor Russ Kinnel describes some direct and indirect hedges for inflation protection.
The markets are hot, so consider these less risky funds.
Here's a peek at our annual list of prime funds.
The funds that prospered last year now find themselves on a back foot, while last year's stragglers have recovered along with the economy.
Here are some under-the-radar gems.
Where our Morningstar Analyst Rating and ESG Commitment Level align.
What's behind the outflows?
Rebounds can be just as fast and surprising as sell-offs.
Some funds in the new world large-stock value category have really benefited from the change.
Here's who has dipped into the crypto pool.
Why manager changes are different at Vanguard and T. Rowe Price.
These Morningstar Medalists are great building blocks for a portfolio focused on sustainable investing.
Here are a couple of fund ideas in case your portfolio is light on that side of the style box.
Don't try this at home.
Our take on the changes at T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth and two other funds.
The transition has its pros and cons, but it will ultimately be a good thing.
One of my favorite Vanguard fund managers fell well behind in 2020.
Some funds strike a better balance than others.
Where are we seeing good ideas?
From ETFs to CITs, investors have an array of choices. How do they stack up with mutual funds?
These funds look attractive to us today.
We look at the pros and cons of the investment vehicles gaining traction.
Growth funds dominate, investors embrace bonds, and a terrific manager struggles.
November's U.S. election results and favorable vaccine news help reverse the fortunes of downtrodden small-cap and value stocks.
Where to look when your portfolio needs a shift.
Some managers went the extra distance and committed more than $1 million to their niche funds.
Those value funds you own that have annoyed you? Take a look now. Many are surging.
A year after Morningstar introduced its enhanced fund rating methodology, a look at some of the effects.
We discuss whether a fund manager's ownership stake in his or her fund says anything about its prospects.
Low fees give the largest active funds a big boost.
As that time of the year approaches, our experts discuss what investors should anticipate.
Russ Kinnel discusses how stock funds and bond funds have handled asset growth over the past decade.
In some categories, index funds earn higher Morningstar Analyst Ratings than in others. Russ Kinnel explains why.
I set the bar really high and only 36 funds made the cut.
We check in with the longtime Royce portfolio manager to see how he's navigating the latest bear market.
We share top funds for income seekers based on our annual "fantastic funds" screens.
Investors are throwing these funds overboard. Should they?
Is the spike in outflows just a spike or the start of something big?
Some funds' fees are falling faster than others'.
Large growth maintains its supremacy in the Morningstar Style Box during a volatile first half for mutual funds.
Russ Kinnel explores the trend of increased outflows from actively managed funds.
All the gory details on losses at some of the biggest funds.